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  • Miss Manners minds your business
  • The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results
  • Contagious : why things catch on
  • The great deformation the corruption of capitalism in America
  • Who owns the future?
  • The buy side : a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess
  • Die empty : unleash your best work every day
  • Compelling people : the hidden qualities that make us influential
  • Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

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June 19, 2014-

Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub will be hosting a Dinner & Learn on Wednesday, June 25. The topic will be Blogging to Build Your Brand & Grow Your Network. Click here for registration.





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June 18, 2014-

The Morningstar Investment Research Center continues their 2014  Financial Literacy Series tomorrow, June 19, 2014. Josh Peters, editor of the Morningstar Dividend Investor, will help patrons build their portfolios with dividend paying stocks. Learn how to find the right investments, avoid dividend cuts, and get your questions answered.

To register and attend this virtual event, click on the date below:

Thursday, June 19 at 5:00 pm

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June 17, 2014-

Think Big, Go Local, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, offers free webinars on topics ranging from social media to SEO. You can access their Video Marketing for Business webinar, originally presented on May 29th, here or view their upcoming webinars.

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June 16, 2014-

These free workshops are available through the Harper College Workforce and Development Center. You can view event details here. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will be no on-site registration.

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Tuesday, June 10-

This Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and Barrington 220 will be hosting BizEd Community Expo. 100 booths will have information on local businesses, community partners, and educational opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Saturday, May 31-

Georgio’s Pizza in The Arboretum in South Barrington will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 4th from 11:00-12:30 pm. Julia Kline, best-selling author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling will be speaking. Tickets are $32/person.

More details, including registration, are available here.



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May 21, 2014-

Access daily, full-text articles from Wall Street Journal and monthly articles from WSJ magazine. All you need is your Barrington Area Library card to get started!

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May 19, 2014-

From the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce:

Register today for the 2014 BACC Women's Biz Net Athena Award Luncheon on May 29th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.

The Athena Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is presented to women across professional sectors who have accomplished the following: demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and activity assist women in achieving their full leadership potential. The Athena Leadership Award's rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship, distinguishes it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards that one can receive.

Join us in honoring the following seven women who are nominated for their distinguished contributions: Bonnie Conte, Marlene Frykman, Karrie Gibson, Dee Dee Johnson, Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, Ellaine Sambo-Reyther and Jane Svensson Washburn. The Athena Leadership Award recipient will be announced at the luncheon.

To register, visit Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce or complete this registration form and fax it to 847-381-2540.

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May 16, 2014-

From the Small Business Development Center at Harper College:

Hands-on class designed for entrepreneurs with little experience working with QuickBooks. Topics include: setting up a new company, accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, bank reconciliation, credit card reconciliation, running basic financial reports, tracking and paying sales tax. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work on their QuickBooks file during the session.

Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm

650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

$150 per person, includes lunch and QuickBooks manual

Click here to register.


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May 15, 2014-

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a Social Media Boot Camp on June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Harper College. See image for more details.

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